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Committees

A Certain Maritime Incident—Select Committee

( appointed 13 February 2002; terms of appointment varied 13 March 2002; reporting date varied 15 May, 20 June, 20 August and 25 September 2002; reporting date: 23 October 2002 )

Members

Senator Cook ( Chair ), Senator Brandis ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Collins, Faulkner, Ferguson, Mason and Murphy

 
 
 

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chairman ), the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Senators Allison, Bolkus, Boswell, Ferris, Heffernan and Ray

Reports presented

Thirty-sixth report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2002-03 ( certified by the President on 22 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 166(2); tabled 18 June 2002 )

Annual report for 2001-02 ( tabled 29 August 2002 )

 
 
 

ASIO, ASIS and DSD—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Jull ( Chair ), Senators Ferguson, Sandy Macdonald and Ray and Mr Beazley, Mr McArthur and Mr McLeay

Reports presented

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 3 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002—Advisory report ( tabled 18 June 2002 )

 
 
 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

The President ( Vice Chairman ), the Speaker ( Chairman ), Senators Ferris and Stephens and Mr Forrest, Mrs Gash, Mr Lindsay, Ms JS McFarlane and Mr Price

 
 
 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Family and Community Services; Health and Ageing

Members

Senator Knowles ( Chair ), Senator Stott Despoja ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Barnett, Denman, Heffernan and Hutchins

Substitute members

Senator McLucas to replace Senator Denman for the committee’s inquiry into the Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bishop, Boswell, Buckland, Carr, Chapman, Collins, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Hogg, Lees, Lightfoot, McGauran, McLucas, Moore, Murphy, Payne, Tierney, Watson and Webber

Senator Cherry for matters relating to the Family and Community Services portfolio

Senators Brown, Nettle and Denman for the committee’s inquiry into the Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002

Senator Greig for matters relating to the Health portfolio

Current inquiries

Provisions of the Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002 ( referred 21 August 2002; reporting date: 24 October 2002 )

Provisions of the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Special Benefit Activity Test) Bill 2002 ( referred 16 October 2002; reporting date: 11 November 2002 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 14 February 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 19 June 2002 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Hutchins ( Chair ), Senator Knowles ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Barnett, Lees, McLucas and Moore

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Bishop, Carr, Chapman, Coonan, Crossin, Denman, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Lightfoot, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Payne, Tierney, Watson and Webber

Senator Cherry for matters relating to the Family and Community Services portfolio

Senator Greig for matters relating to the Health portfolio

Current inquiries

Operation of the social security breaches and penalties system ( referred 16 October 2002 )

* Poverty in Australia ( referred 21 October 2002; reporting date: by the last sitting day in June 2003 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 14 February 2002 )

The patient profession: Time for action—Report on the inquiry into nursing ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Participation requirements and penalties in the social security system [Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002 and related issues] ( tabled 25 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

( formerly the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities; name amended 11 March 2002 pursuant to Schedule 1, item 5 of the Financial Services Reform Act 2001 )

Members

Senator Chapman ( Chair ), Senator Wong ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, Conroy and Murray and Mr Byrne, Mr Ciobo, Mr Griffin, Mr Hunt and Mr McArthur

Current inquiries

Regulations and ASIC policy statements made under the Financial Services Reform Act 2001 ( adopted 20 March 2002 )

Review of the Managed Investments Act 1998 ( adopted 20 March 2002 )

Banking and financial services in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia ( adopted 26 June 2002 )

 
 
 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Treasury; Industry, Tourism and Resources

Members

Senator Brandis ( Chair ), Senator Collins ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Chapman, Murray, Watson and Webber

Substitute member

Senator Allison to replace Senator Murray for matters relating to the Resources portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, George Campbell, Carr, Cherry, Conroy, Cook, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Kirk, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Lundy, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Payne, Ridgeway, Sherry, Stott Despoja, Tchen and Tierney

Current inquiries

Provisions of the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002 and the Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002 ( referred 18 September 2002; reporting date: 22 October 2002 )

Provisions of the New Business Tax System (Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2002 ( referred 16 October 2002; reporting date: 21 November 2002 )

Reports presented

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2001 ( presented to the Deputy President on 6 December 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 19 March 2002 )

Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation) Bill (No. 1) 2002 and Income Tax (Superannuation Payments Withholding Tax) Bill 2002 ( tabled 20 March 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 19 June 2002 )

New Business Tax System (Consolidation) Bill (No. 1) 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme Amendment Bill 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Space Activities Amendment Bill 2002 ( tabled 27 August 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

* New Business Tax System (Consolidation, Value Shifting, Demergers and Other Measures) Bill 2002 ( presented to the Deputy President on 18 October 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 21 October 2002 )

 
 
 

Economics References Committee

Members

Senator Collins ( Chair ), Senator Brandis ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Chapman, Conroy, Ridgeway and Webber

Substitute member

Senator Allison to replace Senator Ridgeway for matters relating to the Resources portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, George Campbell, Carr, Cherry, Coonan, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Kirk, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Murray, Payne, Sherry, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Current inquiry

Public liability and professional indemnity insurance ( referred 20 March 2002; reporting date: 22 October 2002 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into mass marketed tax effective schemes and investor protection ( presented to the President on 11 February 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

Inquiry into the framework for the market supervision of Australia’s stock exchanges ( presented to the President on 11 February 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

 
 
 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 14 February 2002 )

Members

Mr Georgiou ( Chair ), Mr Danby ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Brandis, Mason, Murray and Ray and Mr Forrest, Mrs Ley and Mr Melham

 
 
 

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

( formerly the Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee; name amended 11 March 2002—see standing order 25 )

Portfolios

Employment and Workplace Relations; Education, Science and Training

Members

Senator Tierney ( Chair ), Senator George Campbell ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Barnett, Carr, Johnston and Stott Despoja

Substitute members

Senator Murray to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Workplace Relations portfolio

Senator Allison to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Training portfolio and the Schools portfolio

Senator Cherry to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Employment portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Chapman, Cherry, Collins, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Nettle, Payne, Sherry, Watson and Webber

Reports presented

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Dismissal) Bill 2002, Workplace Relations Amendment (Prohibition of Compulsory Union Fees) Bill 2002, Workplace Relations Amendment (Secret Ballots for Protected Action) Bill 2002, Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Bill 2002 and Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Termination) Bill 2002 ( tabled 15 May 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 27 June 2002 )

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 2002 ( tabled 22 August 2002 )

Research Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 ( tabled 29 August 2002 )

Workplace Relations Amendment (Paid Maternity Leave) Bill 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee

( formerly the Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education References Committee; name amended 11 March 2002—see standing order 25 )

Members

Senator George Campbell ( Chair ), Senator Tierney ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Barnett, Carr, Crossin and Stott Despoja

Substitute members

Senator Murray to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Workplace Relations portfolio

Senator Allison to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Training portfolio and the Schools portfolio

Senator Cherry to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Employment portfolio except for the public hearings in Western Australia and Melbourne for the committee’s inquiry into small business employment when Senator Murray will replace Senator Stott Despoja

Senator Conroy to replace Senator Carr for the committee’s inquiry into small business employment

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Buckland, Chapman, Cherry, Collins, Coonan, Denman, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Johnston, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Nettle, Payne, Sherry, Watson and Webber

Current inquiries

Education of students with disabilities ( referred 13 March 2002; reporting date: the last sitting day in October 2002 )

Small business employment ( referred 20 March 2002; reporting date: 19 November 2002 )

The refusal of the Government to respond to the order of the Senate of 21 August 2002 for the production of documents relating to financial information concerning higher education institutions ( referred 18 September 2002; reporting date: by the fifth day of sitting in February 2003 )

Reports presented

Education of gifted and talented children ( presented to the President on 2 October 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

Universities in crisis: Report into the capacity of public university to meet Australia’s higher education needs—Addendum ( presented to the President on 8 November 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

 
 
 

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Environment and Heritage; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Members

Senator Eggleston ( Chair ), Senator Mackay ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Lundy, Tchen and Tierney

Substitute members

Senator Greig to replace Senator Bartlett for matters relating to the Information Technology portfolio

Senator Allison to replace Senator Bartlett for the committee’s inquiry into the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002 and the Telecommunications Competition Bill 2002

Senator O’Brien to replace Senator Lundy for the committee’s inquiry into the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bolkus, Boswell, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Conroy, Coonan, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, McLucas, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Nettle, Ray, Watson and Wong

Senator Allison for matters relating to the Communications portfolio

Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Information Technology portfolio

Senator Ridgeway for matters relating to the Arts portfolio

Current inquiries

Provisions of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002 ( referred 25 September 2002; reporting date: 19 November 2002 )

Provisions of the Telecommunications Competition Bill 2002 ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to the Selection of Bills Committee report no. 9, 25 September 2002; bill introduced 26 September 2002; reporting date: 14 November 2002 )

Reports presented

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002 ( presented to the President on 18 June 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 19 June 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 19 June 2002 )

New Zealand/Australia committee exchange program: Report of visit to New Zealand, 15 to 17 April 2002 ( tabled 27 August 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Members

Senator Allison ( Chair ), Senator Tierney ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Lundy, Mackay, Tchen and Wong

Substitute members

Senator Crossin to replace Senator Mackay for the committee’s inquiry into environmental performance at the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverley and Honeymoon uranium operations

Senator Buckland to replace Senator Lundy for the committee’s inquiry into environmental performance at the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverley and Honeymoon uranium operations

Senator Scullion to replace Senator Tierney for the committee’s inquiry into environmental performance at the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverley and Honeymoon uranium operations

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bolkus, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Conroy, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lees, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Nettle, Payne and Watson

Senator Bartlett for matters relating to the Environment portfolio

Senators Greig and Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Information Technology portfolio

Senator Ridgeway for matters relating to the Arts portfolio

Senator Nettle for the committee’s inquiry into environmental performance at the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverley and Honeymoon uranium operations

Current inquiries

Urban water management ( referred 5 April 2001; readopted 14 February 2002; reporting date: 24 October 2002 )

Environmental performance at the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverley and Honeymoon uranium operations ( referred 20 June 2002; reporting date: 5 December 2002 )

The role of libraries as providers of public information in the online environment ( referred 25 June 2002; reporting date: last sitting day in March 2003 )

Australian telecommunications network ( referred 25 June 2002; reporting date: 21 February 2003 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 14 February 2002 )

New Zealand/Australia committee exchange program: Report of visit to New Zealand, 15 to 17 April 2002 ( tabled 27 August 2002 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Finance and Administration

Members

Senator Mason ( Chair ), Senator Murray ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, Faulkner, Forshaw and Heffernan

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Carr, Chapman, Conroy, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lees, McGauran, Mackay, Marshall, Murphy, Payne, Ray, Ridgeway, Sherry, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Current inquiry

Portfolio Budget Statements ( referred 21 November 1996; readopted 2 December 1998 and 21 March 2002 )

Reports presented

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 19 June 2002 )

Charter of Political Honesty Bill 2000 [2002], Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2000 [2002], Government Advertising (Objectivity, Fairness and Accountability) Bill 2000 and  Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements Bill 2000 [No. 2] ( tabled 29 August 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Bill 2002 ( tabled 19 September 2002 )

Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2001 [2002] ( tabled 26 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Members

Senator Forshaw ( Chair ), Senator Watson ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Heffernan, Marshall, Ridgeway and Wong

Substitute member

Senator Allison to replace Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into recruitment and training in the Australian Public Service

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Brandis, Carr, Chapman, Conroy, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lees, Lundy, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Murray, Payne, Sherry, Tchen and Tierney

Senator Allison for matters relating to public service issues

Current inquiries

Tabling of indexed lists of files of departments and agencies ( referred 21 August 1996 pursuant to the order of 30 May 1996; readopted 1 December 1998 and 21 March 2002 )

First year of operation of the Senate order for the production of lists of departmental and agency contracts ( ordered 20 June 2001; amended 27 September 2001 )

Recruitment and training in the Australian Public Service ( referred 21 March 2002; reporting date: 12 December 2002 )

Report presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 14 February 2002 )

Members

Senator Ferguson ( Chair ), Mr Brereton ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Bolkus, Cook, Eggleston, Evans, Harradine, Hutchins, Johnston, Sandy Macdonald, O’Brien and Payne and Mr Baird, Mr Baldwin, Mr Beazley, Mr Bevis, Mr Byrne, Mr Edwards, Mr LDT Ferguson, Mrs Gash, Mr Hawker, Mr Jull, Mr Lindsay, Mrs Moylan, Mr Nairn, Mr Price, Mr Prosser, Mr Scott, Mr Snowdon, Mr Somlyay and Mr CP Thompson

Current inquiries

Watching brief on the war on terrorism ( adopted 15 May 2002 )

United Nations - Australia’s role in the UN ( adopted 15 May 2002 )

World Trade Organisation - Australia’s role in the WTO ( adopted 15 May 2002 )

Trade and investment relations with the countries of Central Europe ( adopted 12 August 2002 )

Relations with Indonesia ( adopted 22 August 2002 )

Australia’s maritime strategy ( adopted 27 August 2002 )

Review of those aspects of the 2000-01 annual report of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission relating to conditions at immigration detention centres and the treatment of detainees ( adopted 27 June 2002 )

Human rights and good governance education in the Asia-Pacific region ( referred 3 September 2002 )

Reports presented

Review of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence annual reports 2000-01 ( tabled 23 September 2002 )

Enterprising Australia: Planning, preparing and profiting from trade and investment—A short report on the proceedings of the inquiry ( tabled 16 October 2002 )

* Visit to Australian forces deployed to the international coalition against terrorism: Parliament’s watching brief on the war on terrorism ( tabled 21 October 2002 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Foreign Affairs and Trade; Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)

Members

Senator Sandy Macdonald ( Chair ), Senator Cook ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Evans, Ferguson, Payne and Ridgeway

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Carr, Chapman, Coonan, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Hogg, Hutchins, Johnston, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Mackay, Marshall, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Nettle, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Reports presented

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Members

Senator Cook ( Chair ), Senator Sandy Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Hogg, Johnston, Marshall and Ridgeway

Substitute member

Senator Bartlett to replace Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into materiel acquisition and management in Defence

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Boswell, Brandis, Carr, Chapman, Coonan, Denman, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Nettle, Payne, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Current inquiries

Materiel acquisition and management in Defence ( referred 13 March 2002; reporting date: 2 December 2002 )

Australia’s relationship with Papua New Guinea and other Pacific island countries ( referred 13 March 2002; reporting date: 2 December 2002 )

Report presented

Recruitment and retention of ADF personnel ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Chapman, on 4 October 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

 
 
 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), Senators Carr, Colbeck, Collins, Ferris, Lightfoot and Stephens

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

Members

Senator Payne ( Chair ), Senator Bolkus ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Greig, Ludwig, Mason and Scullion

Substitute member

Senator Ridgeway to replace Senator Greig for matters relating to the Indigenous Affairs portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Brandis, Brown, Carr, Chapman, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Kirk, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, McGauran, McLucas, Murphy, Nettle, Ray, Sherry, Stephens, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Senator Bartlett for matters relating to the Immigration and Multicultural Affairs portfolio

Current inquiry

Statutory powers and functions of the Australian Law Reform Commission ( referred 1 December 1998 on adoption of the 73rd report of the Committee of Privileges; readopted 11 March 2002; reporting date:24 October 2002 )

Reports presented

Matter not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 11 March 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002 and the Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Chapman, on 10 April 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Espionage and Related Offences) Bill 2002—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 26 April 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002 and the Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002 ( presented to the Deputy President on 26 April 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 [No. 2], Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2002, Criminal Code Amendment (Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) Bill 2002, Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 and Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill 2002—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 3 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 3 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 [No. 2], Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2002, Criminal Code Amendment (Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) Bill 2002, Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 and Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Knowles, on 8 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Espionage and Related Offences) Bill 2002 ( presented to the Deputy President on 10 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Family Law Amendment (Child Protection Convention) Bill 2002 ( tabled 15 May 2002 )

Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002 and the Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002—Erratum ( tabled 16 May 2002 )

Migration Legislation Amendment (Procedural Fairness) Bill 2002—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Cook, on 22 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2002 )

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Cook, on 22 May 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2002 )

Migration Legislation Amendment (Procedural Fairness) Bill 2002 ( presented to the Deputy President on 5 June 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2002 )

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002 ( presented to the Deputy President on 5 June 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2002 )

Australian Protective Service Amendment Bill 2002 ( presented to the Deputy President on 13 June 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2002 )

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 ( tabled 18 June 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 25 June 2002 )

Government amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002 and the Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002 ( presented to the President on 28 June 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 19 August 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional References Committee

Members

Senator Bolkus ( Chair ), Senator Payne ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Greig, Kirk, Scullion and Stephens

Substitute member

Senator Ridgeway to replace Senator Greig for matters relating to the Indigenous Affairs portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Brandis, Brown, Carr, Chapman, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Nettle, Sherry, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Senator Bartlett for matters relating to the Immigration and Multicultural Affairs portfolio

Current inquiries

Progress towards national reconciliation ( referred 27 August 2002; reporting date: March 2003 )

* Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 and related matters ( referred 21 October 2002; reporting date: 3 December 2002 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 11 March 2002 )

Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing for Property Offences) Bill 2000 ( tabled 12 March 2002 )

Inquiry into s. 46 and s. 50 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 ( tabled 14 May 2002 )

Outsourcing of the Australian Customs Service’s Information Technology ( tabled 16 May 2002 )

* Migration zone excision: An examination of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Further Border Protection Measures) Bill 2002 and related matters ( tabled 21 October 2002 )

 
 
 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), Senators Kirk, Ludwig, Scullion, Tchen, Tierney and Wong

 
 
 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 14 February 2002 )

Members

Ms Gambaro ( Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Eggleston, Kirk and Tchen and Mr LDT Ferguson, Mrs Gash, Mrs Irwin, Mr Ripoll and Mr Randall

Current inquiry

Review of skilled migration ( referred 18 June 2002 )

 
 
 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 14 February 2002 )

Members

Senator Lightfoot ( Chair ), Senator Crossin ( Deputy Chair ), The Deputy President and Chairman of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, Senators Greig, Lundy and Scullion and Ms Ellis, Mr Johnson, Mr Neville, Mr Snowdon and Mr CP Thompson

Reports presented

Norfolk Island electoral matters ( tabled 26 August 2002 )

* Striking the right balance: Draft amendment 39, National Capital Plan ( tabled 21 October 2002 )

 
 
 

National Crime Authority—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Baird ( Chair ), Mr Sercombe ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Denman, Ferris, Greig, Hutchins and McGauran and Mr Dutton, Mr Kerr and Mr CP Thompson

Current inquiry

Australian Crime Commission Establishment Bill 2002 ( referred 26 September 2002; reporting date: 6 November 2002 )

 
 
 

Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Senator Scullion ( Chair ), Senator McLucas ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Crossin and Lees and Mr Cobb, Dr Lawrence, Ms Panopoulos, Mr Secker and Mr Snowdon

 
 
 

Privileges—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Ray ( Chair ), Senator Knowles ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Evans, Johnston, Payne, Reid and Sherry

Current inquiry

Having regard to the matter raised by the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee in its letter of 26 June 2002 to the President, whether there was an unauthorised disclosure of a report of that committee, and whether any contempt was committed in that regard ( referred 27 June 2002 )

Reports presented

102nd report—Counsel to the Senate ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

103rd report—Possible improper influence and penalty on a senator ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

104th report—Possible false or misleading evidence before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

105th report—Execution of search warrants in senators’ offices - Senator Harris ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

106th report—Possible improper interference with a witness before the Senate Select Committee on a Certain Maritime Incident ( tabled 27 August 2002 )

107th report—Parliamentary privilege precedents, procedures and practices in the Australian Senate 1996-2002 ( tabled 27 August 2002 )

108th report—Person referred to in the Senate (Mr John Hyde Page) ( tabled 15 October 2002 )

Document presented

Advices to the Senate Committee of Privileges from the Clerk of the Senate and Senior Counsel—March 1988 to April 2002 ( tabled 27 August 2002 )

 
 
 

Procedure—Standing Committee

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), the President, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Senators Allison, Brandis, Eggleston, Ferguson, Ludwig and Ray

Current inquiry

Recommendations in the Procedure Committee’s first report of 2002 relating to standing order 74(5) ( referred 28 August 2002 )

Report presented

First report of 2002—Adjournment debate; Unanswered questions on notice ( tabled 19 June 2002 )

 
 
 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Charles ( Chairman ), Ms Plibersek ( Vice Chairman ), Senators Colbeck, Hogg, Moore, Murray, Scullion and Watson and Mr Ciobo, Mr Cobb, Mr Georgiou, Ms Grierson, Mr Griffin, Ms CF King, Mr PE King and Mr Somlyay

Reports presented

Report 388—Review of the accrual budget documentation ( tabled 19 June 2002 )

Report 389—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 2000-01: Fourth quarter ( tabled 27 June 2002 )

Report 390—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 2001-02: First, second and third quarters ( tabled 29 August 2002 )

Report 391—Review of independent auditing by registered company auditors ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mrs Moylan ( Chairman ), Mr BPJ O’Connor ( Deputy Chairman ), Senators Colbeck, Ferguson and Forshaw and Mr Jenkins, Mr Lindsay, Mr Lloyd and Mr Ripoll

Reports presented

Sixty-fifth annual report, March 2002 ( tabled 15 May 2002 )

Common use infrastructure on Christmas Island (First report of 2002) ( tabled 27 August 2002 )

RAAF Base Williamtown redevelopment stage 1 and facilities for the airborne early warning and control aircraft (Second report of 2002) ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Publications—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Colbeck ( Chair ), Senators Hutchins, Johnston, Kirk, Marshall, Moore and Scullion

Reports presented

1st report ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

2nd report ( tabled 29 August 2002 )

3rd report ( tabled 26 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Standing Committee

Members

Senator Tchen ( Chairman ), Senators Barnett, Bartlett, Marshall, Mason and Moore

Report presented

110th report—Annual report 2000-01 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Document presented

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, March - June 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Transport and Regional Services; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Members

Senator Heffernan ( Chair ), Senator Buckland ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Cherry, Colbeck, Ferris and O’Brien

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Brown, Carr, Chapman, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lightfoot, Mason, Sandy Macdonald, McLucas, Murphy, Payne, Ray, Stephens, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Senator Bartlett for matters relating to animal welfare issues

Senator Greig for matters relating to the Fisheries and Transport portfolios

Senator Lees for matters relating to air safety

Current inquiries

Administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority ( adopted 22 October 1999; readopted 13 March 2002; reporting date: last sitting day for 2002 )

Import risk assessment on New Zealand apples ( referred 2 November 2000; readopted 13 March 2002; reporting date: last sitting day for 2002 )

Administration of AusSAR in relation to the search for the Margaret J ( referred 25 June 2001; readopted 13 March 2002; reporting date: last sitting day for 2002 )

Australian meat industry and export quotas ( referred 27 June 2002; reporting date: 31 October 2002 )

Provisions of the Egg Industry Service Provision Bill 2002 and the Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2002 ( referred 18 September 2002; reporting date: 22 October 2002 )

Provisions of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002 ( referred 18 September 2002; reporting date: 24 October 2002 )

Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002 ( referred 16 October 2002; reporting date: 12 November 2002 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 1 of 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Additional estimates 2001-02, March 2002 ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

Airports Amendment Bill 2002 ( tabled 16 May 2002 )

Administration by the Department of Transport and Regional Services of Australian Motor Vehicle Standards under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and Regulations ( tabled 18 June 2002 )

Budget estimates 2002-03, June 2002 ( tabled 19 June 2002 )

The introduction of quota management controls on Australian beef exports to the United States by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority—Interim report ( tabled 27 June 2002 )

Proposed importation of fresh apple fruit from New Zealand—Interim report ( tabled 27 June 2002 )

Administration of AusSAR in relation to the search for the Margaret J —Interim report ( tabled 27 June 2002 )

Annual reports—No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

The Australian meat industry consultative structure and quota allocation—Interim report: Allocation of the US beef quota ( tabled 24 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Members

Senator Ridgeway ( Chair ), Senators Buckland, Heffernan, McGauran, O’Brien and Stephens

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Brown, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Mason, Sandy Macdonald, Murphy, Payne, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Senator Bartlett for matters relating to animal welfare issues

Senator Greig for matters relating to the Fisheries and Transport portfolios

Current inquiries

Forestry plantations ( referred 27 June 2002; reporting date: last sitting day in August 2003 )

* Rural water resource usage ( referred 21 October 2002; reporting date: by the last sitting day in 2003 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Standing Committee

Members

Senator McLucas ( Chairman ), Senators Barnett, Crossin, Johnston, Mason and Murray

Alert Digests presented

No. 1 of 2002 (presented to the President on 21 February 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7) ; tabled 11 March 2002 )

No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

No. 3 of 2002 ( tabled 20 March 2002 )

No. 4 of 2002 ( tabled 15 May 2002 )

No. 5 of 2002 ( presented 19 June 2002 )

No. 6 of 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

No. 7 of 2002 ( tabled 21 August 2002 )

No. 8 of 2002 ( tabled 28 August 2002 )

No. 9 of 2002 ( tabled 18 September 2002 )

No. 10 of 2002 ( tabled 25 September 2002 )

No. 11 of 2002 ( tabled 16 October 2002 )

Reports presented

No. 1 of 2002 ( presented to the President on 21 February 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 March 2002 )

No. 2 of 2002 ( tabled 13 March 2002 )

No. 3 of 2002 ( tabled 20 March 2002 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 39th Parliament ( tabled 21 March 2002 )

No. 4 of 2002 ( presented 15 May 2002 )

No. 5 of 2002 ( presented 19 June 2002 )

No. 6 of 2002: Application of absolute and strict liability offences in Commonwealth Legislation ( presented 26 June 2002 )

No. 7 of 2002 ( presented 26 June 2002 )

Work of the committee during the 39th Parliament, November 1998-October 2001 ( tabled 27 June 2002 )

No. 8 of 2002 ( presented 21 August 2002 )

No. 9 of 2002 ( tabled 28 August 2002 )

No. 10 of 2002 ( presented 18 September 2002 )

No. 11 of 2002 ( tabled 25 September 2002 )

No. 12 of 2002 ( presented 16 October 2002 )

 
 
 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

Members

The Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, the Australian Democrats Whip, the National Party of Australia Whip and Senators Buckland, Ian Campbell, Eggleston and Ludwig

Reports presented

Report no. 1 of 2002 ( presented 13 March 2002 )

Report no. 2 of 2002 ( presented 20 March 2002 )

Report no. 3 of 2002 ( presented 15 May 2002 )

Report no. 4 of 2002 ( presented 19 June 2002 )

Report no. 5 of 2002 ( presented 26 June 2002 )

Report no. 6 of 2002 ( presented 21 August 2002 )

Report no. 7 of 2002 ( presented 28 August 2002 )

Report no. 8 of 2002 ( presented 18 September 2002 )

Report no. 9 of 2002 ( presented 25 September 2002 )

Report no. 10 of 2002 ( presented 16 October 2002 )

 
 
 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Denman ( Chair ), Senator Lightfoot ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Allison, Forshaw, McGauran, Reid, Webber and Wong

Notifications of alterations of interests

Register of senators’ interests incorporating declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 26 June 2001 and 6 December 2001 ( presented to the President on 21 December 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 7 December 2001 and 24 June 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Reports presented

Report 1/2002: Annual report 2001 ( presented to the President on 28 March 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 May 2002 )

Report 2/2002: Proposed changes to resolutions relating to declarations of senators’ interests and gifts to the Senate and the Parliament ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

 
 
 

Superannuation—Select Committee

( appointed 14 March 2002 )

Members

Senator Watson ( Chair ), Senator Sherry ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Buckland, Chapman, Cherry, Hogg and Lightfoot

Current inquiries

Tax arrangements for superannuation and related policy ( referred 14 March 2002; reporting date: 10 December 2002 )

Provisions of the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Choice of Superannuation Funds) Bill 2002 ( referred 21 August 2002; reporting date: 12 November 2002 )

Reports presented

Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation) Bill (No. 2) 2002 and Superannuation Guarantee Charge Amendment Bill 2002 ( tabled 25 June 2002 )

Taxation treatment of overseas superannuation transfers ( presented to the President on 25 July 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 19 August 2002 )

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2002 and Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 ( tabled 26 September 2002 )

 
 
 

Superannuation and Financial Services—Select Committee

( appointed 22 September 1999 with effect on and from 11 October 1999; re-appointed as the Superannuation—Select Committee, see above )

Report presented

Early access to superannuation benefits ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hogg, on 31 January 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

Documents presented

Early access to superannuation benefits—Discussion paper ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hogg, on 31 January 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

Investing superannuation funds in rural and regional Australia—Issues paper ( presented to the Deputy President on 7 February 2002, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2002 )

 
 
 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 14 February 2002 )

Members

Ms JI Bishop ( Chair ), Mr Wilkie ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Barnett, Bartlett, Kirk, Marshall, Mason, Stephens and Tchen and Mr Adams, Mr Bartlett, Mr Ciobo, Mr Evans, Mr Hunt, Mr PE King and Mr Scott

Reports presented

Report 44—Four nuclear safeguards treaties tabled in August 2001 ( tabled 15 May 2002 )

Report 45—The Statute of the International Criminal Court ( tabled 15 May 2002 )

Report 46—Treaties tabled 12 March 2002 ( tabled 24 June 2002 )

Statement on the 46th report, dated 26 June 2002 ( tabled 26 June 2002 )

Report 47—Treaties tabled on 18 and 25 June 2002 ( tabled 26 August 2002 )

* Report 48—Treaties tabled in August and September 2002 ( tabled 21 October 2002 )